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Each year, we look for means to get into the holiday spirit. While watching some movies fix at Christmas is one style to practise it, tuning into some holiday-themed episodes of your favorite TV shows can also be a fun treat — and a chance to revisit characters and worlds y’all oasis’t seen in quite some time. From laugh-out-loud comedies to thrilling dramas, these are some of the all-time Christmas-themed episodes out in that location.

There are enough to choose from when information technology comes to great Christmas-themed sitcom episodes. Centering on Abed (Danny Pudi),
Community‘s “Abed’southward Uncontrollable Christmas” is a cracking place to start if you’re looking to laugh away the struggles that inevitably come up with the supposed joy of the vacation season. Plus, it comes complete with a nostalgia-inducing claymation segment.

And then, of course, you can always count on
Parks & Rec
to bring the hilarity; the Christmas-themed episode “Citizen Knope” certainly does not disappoint. It finds Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) struggling to find ways to keep herself occupied while suspended from the department. Little does she know that the entire role is plotting to create the perfect Christmas gift for her.

Or, if you’re in the mood for a fiddling more than activity, check out
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
‘s “Yippie Kayak.” Here, things get real when Jake (Andy Samberg), Gina (Chelsea Peretti), and Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) observe themselves trapped in a department store with a robbery underway. Terry (Terry Crews) decides to abandon his own holiday plans to come to their aid in a mixture of typical sitcom fun with a
Dice Hard-way twist.

Happy Endings
Schitt’s Creek
Fresh Off the Gunkhole, hither are our other top sitcom picks:

  • Happy Endings: “No-Ho-Ho,” Season 3, Ep 7
  • Ted Lasso: “Carol of the Bells,” S2, Ep 4
  • Schitt’s Creek: “Merry Christmas, Johnny Rose,” S4, Ep xiii
  • Fresh Off the Gunkhole: “The Real Santa” S2, Ep 10
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: “Mary, Joseph, and Larry,” S3, Ep 9
  • Information technology’s Always Sunny: “A Very Sunny Christmas,” S6, Ep 13
  • thirty Stone: “Ludachristmas,” S2, Ep 9
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Enjoy some blithe holiday fun this season with some adult (and kid-friendly) episodes of hitting animated shows.
Bob’s Burgers
has quite a few Christmas-themed episodes that are worth a rewatch. Only one of our favorites is flavour vii’s “The Last Gingerbread House on the Left” in which we come across Bob pulled into the vacation spirit when he winds up involved in an epic gingerbread house-building contest with Mr. Fischoeder and his friends.

But, outside of hanging with the Belchers, you lot can as well take a trip downward memory lane with
Hey Arnold
— or see how the State of Ooo does the holidays by tuning into
Adventure Fourth dimension. Our other animated picks include:

  • Hey Arnold: “Arnold’south Christmas,” S1, Ep 18
  • Bob’s Burgers: “The Bleakening,” S8, Eps half-dozen/seven
  • Futurama: “Xmas Story,” S2, Ep four
  • Adventure Time: “Holly Jolly Secrets,” S3, Eps 19/20

Christmas with Sci-Fi and Fantastical Twists

If you discover yourself in need of a break from Christmas carols and gift wrapping, cheque out these Christmas-themed episodes that offer something a picayune dissimilar. You tin ever count onThe X-Files
for enough of wild twists and turns — and “Christmas Ballad” is no unlike. Scully (Gillian Anderson) visits her family for Christmas, only to receive a mysterious telephone call that leads her to investigate the decease of woman who may not exist a stranger afterward all…

Black Mirror
too has a classic — and very different — holiday episode called “White Christmas.” Starring
Mad Men‘south Jon Hamm, it has get one of the series’ most popular installments. In typical
Blackness Mirror
mode, three tales centering on Christmas and engineering go amiss and weave together satisfyingly, all while presenting you with a lot of bizarre, simply not to far-fetched, concepts to mull over.

We also recommend getting a little weird this Christmas with these shows:

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: “Amends,” S3, Ep ten
  • Lost Daughter: “Groundhog Fae,” S4, Ep viii

Add in a Litter
Christmas Drama to Your Telly Viewing

Looking for a bit of holiday drama? Residuum assured you won’t be disappointed when you hang out with the memorable characters in Netflix’s
Orange Is the New Blackness. From Red’s (Kate Mulgrew) attempts to repossess her kitchen to the bandage’s attempts to stage a Christmas pageant, you’ll detect enough to love about the Christmas-themed flavor 1 finale.

Next, go fix to party like information technology’southward 1964 with a special Christmas episode of
Mad Men
that sees SCDP throw an elaborate Christmas political party. Meanwhile, there’s plenty of drama to go around in the individual life of the firm’southward employees in the iconic
“Christmas Comes But Once a Year.”

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Revel in drama — the kind not caused by your own family — this season with these other standout Christmas episodes:

  • My So-Called Life: “And so-Called Angels,” S1, Ep fifteen
  • Pose: “Giving and Receiving,” S1, Ep iii
  • Six Feet Under:

Christmas-Themed Classics

No matter how long ago they were made, some classic comedies are just as hilarious decades later. Such is the instance with the episodes you’ll discover here. For case,
Seinfeld‘s “The Strike” is the episode that brought the globe the magic of “Festivus,” a holiday invented by George’s (Jason Alexander) dad as an answer to the commercialism of Christmas.

Or see how the
Golden Girls
handle the hilarity of holiday in “Twas the Nightmare Before Christmas.” From being held hostage by a Santa gone rogue to a freak wintertime storm, the girls keep coming upward against new obstacles while attempting to make it home to their families on Christmas. Thankfully, they have their ain chosen family unit to cherish the season with.

Looking to keep it classic? Our other picks include:

  • Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: “Christmas Evidence,” S2, Ep 13
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show: “Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid,” S1, Ep 14
  • Frasier: “High Holidays,” S11, Ep 11

No thing what genre you lot’re in the mood to watch, y’all’re certain to get into the Christmas spirit with these beloved TV shows.